Sunday, 7 October 2012

Nuthatch seeking sunflower seeds............ and making friends in the process

When the Nuthatches were on the feeder they only had one seed on their minds.

...everything else was scattered in the search...


...much to the delight of the birds below...

Robin was having a wonderful time with plenty of choice.

...as the search continued.

Success!... or should that be suck seed?... sorry.

A black sunflower seed makes it all worthwhile.

12 comments:

Gardener in the Distance said...

Ah, such intelligence, Andrew. Though it takes a good eye, as you have here, to depict it.

Beth Edwards said...

like the flapping wing shot. (:

Joop Zand said...

Nice shots Andrew

wish you a lovely sunday.

Greetz, Joop

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of birds.

JM said...

What lovely colours these little birds show us! Great captures.

Indrani said...

Great series!

Caroline said...

I only put out black oil sunflower seed, so the scattering doesn't happen. What the nuthatches do is pick up every seed, weigh it, pick the meatiest one and then fly off. Soon back for another and repeat performance. Some they eat, some they are stashing in our woodpile for colder weather.

TexWisGirl said...

haha. funny guy. :)

we get that here, too. the chickadees and titmice are terrible sunflower hounds.

Findlay Wilde said...

The Nuthatch was back in our garden tonight, but he didn't seem to be as fussy as yours! From Findlay

Bob Bushell said...

Great Nuthatch, and succeed is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful Andrew ...

Michelle said...

Nice shots of this busy guy!